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Playthings of the Wind

Carl Sandburg (1878-1967). Smoke and Steel. 1922.

IV. Playthings of the Wind
10. Threes

I WAS a boy when I heard three red words
a thousand Frenchmen died in the streets
for: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity I was older; men with mustaches, sideburns, 5
lilacs, told me the high golden words are:
Mother, Home, and Heaven